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An Atlantic puffin in the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.  All 561 National Wildlife Refuges will be closed during the shutdown.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Wildlife

10/1/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

As of midnight last night, after the failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government, the government has officially shutdown.  What does this mean for conservation? We don’t know exactly what will happen. But, based on what has […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

9/20/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day 2013 ! Colorado’s biblical flood. Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves […] Read more >

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Climate Change Putting Even Common Plants and Animals at Risk

5/14/2013 // By Bruce Stein

More than half of plants (57%) and more than a third (34%) of vertebrate animals are at risk of losing the majority of their climatically suitable habitats in the absence of serious actions to reduce carbon pollution. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – March 15, 2013

3/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: On First Ever Carbon Pollution Limits, We Can’t Wait March 15-The Obama administration may delay first-ever limits on carbon pollution […] Read more >

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Wildlife Supporters Join Historic Rally Against Dirty Keystone XL Pipeline

2/19/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, the National Wildlife Federation and our supporters took part in the largest climate rally in history. And that’s exactly what it felt like: being a part of history. Over 35,000 people came out in the blistering cold to […] Read more >

A Great Week for Momentum on Climate

2/15/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

We all know that climate change is the single largest threat facing wildlife.  And it’s getting worse: the 12 hottest years on record have all occurred in the last 15, extreme weather events are on the rise, and the disastrous  […] Read more >

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded […] Read more >

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President Must Match Words to Action on Carbon Pollution Limits

11/20/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

In President Obama’s first press conference after his re-election, the President connected the dots between the increase in temperature, melting Arctic ice, and extraordinary number of large storms. The president stated: I am a firm believer that climate change is […] Read more >

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[VIDEO] Our Clean Air Future / Roundtable Discussion in Pennsylvania

11/19/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

National Wildlife Federation recently organized a roundtable in State College, Pennsylvania, focused on climate change and renewable energy solutions.  A recent Zogby Analytics poll shows that as Americans see the impacts of climate-fueled extreme weather hitting close to home, their concern of climate […] Read more >

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy off the shores of Florida and an approaching cold front across the Midwest. (NASA GOES, 10-25-2012)

East Coast Faces Monstrous Halloween Hurricane: How is Climate Change Fueling Sandy?

10/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, forecasters are giving it nicknames that sound like the title of a disaster movie: Frankenstorm. The Perfect Storm II. All point to the grave danger of a monster storm fueled by the […] Read more >